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Advising by Major - Business

What can I do with a degree in Business? 

Careers in Business & Finance  OOH
Career Field - Business - UC-Berkeley
Business Majors - The Basics College Board

Advising Resources at Montgomery College

MC Business Department Website

MC Transfer Planning Page 

What classes do I take at Montgomery College to prepare for a Business Major?

Requirements for Business Majors are fairly standard regardless of your transfer destination.  Follow the MC Associate of Arts in Business degree.  The basic classes are ACCT 221 & 222 Principles of Accounting I & II, BSAD 101 Intro. to Business, and ECON 201 & 202 Principles of Business I & II.  Most schools require two math courses, MATH 150 Elementary Applied Calculus and a Statistics from either BSAD 210 Statistics for Business Administration or MATH 117 Elements of Statistics.  Some schools may accept MATH 110 Survey of College Math in place of MATH 150 (UMUC and U. of Baltimore are two schools in this area).  Check with each school to be sure that you are selecting the right classes.  MGMT 201 Business Law is also a course that may not be required by your transfer school - for example, at the Smith School of Business UMCP, it is not required, but at Towson, it is.

See this Comparison Chart for Business Majors at Maryland Schools for a view of requirements.

Smith Admissions Transfer Advising Page January 2015 Update   PDF Version 

This list of MC courses is for students who intend to transfer to the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business, either Main Campus or Shady Grove.  It is also helpful if you're undecided about a transfer school.  

The Macklin Business Institute

Montgomery College, Rockville Campus.  The Macklin Business Institute offers an honors and mentoring program to freshmen and sophomore-year business students. The college-wide program includes participation in business honors courses, a seminar each week, and mentoring by both a faculty member and a corporate executive. A business internship and scholarship support will also be available to students accepted into the Institute. 

Options for Business Majors - Creating a "Plan B" 

  • If you're applying to a competitive business program, make sure you have options to your Plan A.  See this list of alternate majors and alternate business schools - there are many possibilities. 

Business Programs Within A 50-Mile Radius of the MC Rockville Campus  

  • Over 30 different area college and universities in the area offer business and business-related majors. 

Transfer Agreements - MC Business & Related Degrees

Go to this site to see Montgomery College transfer agreements (also called "articulation agreements") which assure the smooth transfer of Business AA degrees MC to four-year institutions.   

Search for Transfer Schools:

Some four-year institutions offer a degree in Accounting; others have students major in Business with a Concentration or Track in Accounting.   The MC Advising by Major – Business page has a list of schools within a 50-mile driving radius of Rockville.

Search for schools in Maryland, ARTSYS – http://artsys.usmd.edu

Search for schools nationally by using any or all of these search programs:

www.collegenavigator.gov

Collegesource.org  

The College Board’s Search Program
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Internships: 
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www.dcinternships.org/ 

Google internships in the major  

Volunteering
Montgomery County Volunteer Listings:  www.montgomerycountymd.gov/government/volunteer.html 
www.volunteermatch.org
www.idealist.org  

Last update:  4/7/15

 


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